Meet Ywonne Lothsson, an assistant nurse with 39 years' experience in dialysis care

Posted August 30, 2018

Ywonne Lothsson has worked as an assistant nurse at Diaverum's dialysis clinic in Falköping. She has worked in dialysis care for 39 years, and retired in the beginning of the summer. We took the opportunity to meet Ywonne and asked her a few questions about what it has been like to work in dialysis care during a long professional life.

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Dr. Dujanah H. Mousa at Diaverum shares her story of working as a nephrologist in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 22, 2018

Dr. Dujanah H. Mousa is the Deputy Country Medical Director of Diaverum Saudi Arabia. In this interview she shares her personal story of how she has always known that she wanted to become a doctor and how her strong dedication and willingness to grow have guided her on her way. She also shares her view on what it is like for a woman to work as a doctor in Saudi Arabia.

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Patients with renal failure and kidney transplant

Posted June 14, 2018

Organ transplantation was certainly one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in the last 50 years. The first successful organ transplant occurred in 1954 when a kidney was transplanted in Boston, United States of America.

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Happy International Nurses Day!

Posted May 12, 2018

The International Nurses Day is celebrated every May 12th around the world to mark the contributions that nurses make to societies. At Diaverum, our nurses are the heart and soul of our patient care. Hear leaders at Diaverum share their thoughts on the role of the nurse.

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A warming surprise for the staff at Diaverum Nacka

Posted March 22, 2018

Antje Behring-Fritz's husband Manfred has been going for dialysis for almost three years. She goes with him to his dialysis sessions, and often spends the time doing crosswords with Manfred, or knitting. At Christmas, she had the idea of using her interest in knitting for a very special secret project.

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World Kidney Day - raising awareness of the effects of dialysis on pregnancy

Posted March 8, 2018

Today is international World Kidney Day, a theme day aimed at raising awareness about kidney disease. This year’s global theme is Kidney Disease and women’s health. As part of this theme, Diaverum wants to raise awareness about the effects of dialysis on pregnancy — a subject that is tightly linked to women’s health.

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A story of an extra special baby

Posted March 8, 2018

Jawaher Faris, a 39-year-old woman from Madinah in Saudi Arabia was surprised to find out she was pregnant. She had been on dialysis for six years and did not think it would be possible to become pregnant again. After 28 weeks and four days, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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7 quick tips to keep your kidneys healthy

Posted February 22, 2018

Chronic kidney disease is becoming increasingly common worldwide. Treatment options are expensive and a major limitation to quality of life for the patients. Follow these 7 steps to help ensure your kidneys are staying healthy.

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An Empowered Life Through Art

Posted January 16, 2018

Diaverum Middle East sponsored the “Art of Life Gallery” held at the Diaverum Kareemat Dialysis Centre in Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Since people in the Abha region are naturally artistic, it is also natural that the first art gallery for kidney patients was held here.

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A special snack served during St Martin’s weekend in Portugal

Posted December 1, 2017

As part of the Patient Care Coordination strategies for the nutritional empowerment and higher patient satisfaction, last St Martins weekend we offered all the patients in their usual intradialytic snack a special and thematic treat: 2 “broas castelares” (a Portuguese small sweet potato cake, typical in the Lisbon region).

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Diaverum inaugurates Integrated Renal Care Centre in Riyadh

Posted May 12, 2017

In the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, we inaugurated our first Integrated Renal Care Centre (IRCC) in Riyadh in April. The new facility will bring new levels of renal care excellence integrating our d.ACADEMY training centre, dialysis centre, and a vascular access procedure room to optimise care delivery.

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Happy World Kidney Day 2017

Posted March 9, 2017

This year we want to raise the awareness for the connection between obesity and kidney diseases.

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Preventing kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau

Posted March 1, 2017

Dr. Catarina Carvalho, nephrologist at Diaverum Portugal, is leading a screening campaign in Guinea-Bissau.

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Out of the comfort zone – what it feels like to work in a clinic

Posted February 20, 2017

Employees not working in the clinics often know only theoretically how the dialysis treatment works. Therefore it is very accepted to take short trainings in the clinics to get an insight to the daily clinic routines. We spoke to Mariyana Nikolova, IT System Specialist in the Central IT department about her experience in our Crawley clinic:

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“He would love to be a father and I keep feeling guilty for not being able to give that gift to him.”

Posted February 16, 2017

Ligia Maria Eusébio da Anunciação Santos (47) is a dialysis patient in our Estoril clinic in Portugal. Despite many difficulties she got married last year and on this occasion we spoke to her to congratulate the couple. The result was a very honest interview with deeply emotional insights on life as a patient:

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